Tim Cook Confirms Apple Will Buy TSMC Chips Manufactured in Arizona

Apple CEO Tim Cook today confirmed that Apple plans to purchase chips from U.S.-based TSMC factories that are being constructed in Arizona, reports CNBC.

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Cook was in Arizona at the announcement of TSMC's investment in the state, which was also attended by U.S. President Joe Biden. "And now, thanks to the hard work of so many people, these chips can be proudly stamped Made in America," said Cook. "This is an incredibly significant moment."

Today is only the beginning. Today we're combining TSMC's expertise with the unrivaled ingenuity of American workers. We are investing in a stronger brighter future, we are planting our seed in the Arizona desert. And at Apple, we are proud to help nurture its growth.

TSMC manufactures all of the chips that are used in Apple's iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices. At the current time, chips are manufactured primarily in Taiwan, but TSMC is building two factories in Arizona as Apple seeks to move more manufacturing to the United States. TSMC plans to spend $40 billion, with the first plant to open in 2024 and the second to open in 2026.

One of TSMC's factories in Arizona will be producing 4-nanometer chips when it opens in 2024. TSMC will make 20,000 wafers per month, and Apple will use about a third of the output. In the future, TSMC will use the factory to manufacture even more advanced 3-nanometer chips for Apple.

Top Rated Comments

madmax14304 Avatar
9 weeks ago
It's a better use of 40 billion compared to that hot piece of crap, Twitter.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
neilw Avatar
9 weeks ago
This is great! Now they can get the chips right here in the good old US of A, and... and... then ship them to China for assembly.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
9 weeks ago

This is great! Now they can get the chips right here in the good old US of A, and... and... then ship them to China for assembly.
I believe this would be ideal.

“Made in America. Assembled in India.”
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dmx Avatar
9 weeks ago

What a waste of resources, (Oil), the chips have to be shipped all the way to Asia, more pollution.?
disagree that this is a waste of resources

it is important that the US has the ability to produce our own chips, in the event that something happens to Taiwan - we don’t want to rely on China for advanced semiconductors

This is no where near enough, but it’s a start
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeeW Avatar
9 weeks ago
"unrivaled ingenuity of American workers" - Despite China being their preferred option until now.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Juicy Box Avatar
9 weeks ago

What a waste of resources, (Oil), the chips have to be shipped all the way to Asia, more pollution.?
Not really.

There are thousands of unused shipping containers being shipped from the US to Asia. It gotten so bad, that it is actually cheaper for companies in China to make new shipping containers than to ship used ones back.

Now, there is something to put in them.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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